Lexia products help students work independently to develop fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Struggling, on-level, and advanced students can each work at their own pace and their teacher is notified (on web-based reports and via email) when they require support or intervention.
On-Target and Advanced Students
On-target and advanced students (in grades pre-K–5) have the opportunity to accelerate beyond their grade-level skills, as they are given the ability to demonstrate proficiency in each skill area, and are advanced to the next level in the program if no instruction is needed. When a student successfully completes a skill, Lexia provides a set of paper-and-pencil activities, called Lexia Skill Builders, for independent work or activities in peer groups. These activities are designed to build automaticity that has been mastered in the online activities and expand students’ expressive skills through discussions and written responses.
If a student struggles in a particular activity, Lexia provides a level of scaffolding, removing some of the answer choices and stimuli on the screen. Once the student demonstrates that they understand the skill in the scaffolded level, they have the opportunity to try the initial activity again. If the student still struggles, the program provides explicit instruction on the concepts and rules of the skill, allowing the student to demonstrate proficiency and then return to the scaffolded level and standard-level activities.
For Self-Directed Learning
As pre-K–5 students move through the levels of the program, they are engaged and motivated by activities that take students on a journey around the world. Each level of the program represents a different area of the world and introduces new characters that are representative of each region. Within each level, students have the opportunity to decide which skills and activities they want to work on. This allows the students to be self-directed in their learning as they move through the program and their journey around the world.
For older students in grades 6–12, Lexia provides a more age-appropriate interface and allows students to progress independently to higher levels with more complex content based on skill mastery. Since students' learning within the program is self-directed, they can choose which activities to complete as they work through the rigorous scope and sequence.
Celebrate Student Success
Each time a student completes a level within Lexia Reading Core5 or Lexia Strategies, the teacher is notified and can then access a customized Certificate of Achievement to recognize the student's accomplishment. The certificates, which can be printed and presented by the teacher or principal, help to celebrate student success and keep students motivated. Lexia Reading Core5 Certificates of Achievement also include an "At Home" section that helps keep parents informed about their child's progress.